40th batch of scholars
The Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center held its 40th graduation rites recently for 24 graduates of the Training for Work Scholarship Program for call center agents of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., a Capitol press release said.
The new graduates brought to more than 1,000 the scholars produced by the TWSP, with 73 percent of them already employed in Bacolod City, Cristina Orbecido, NOLITC head, said.
She said the TWSP is offering 300 new scholarship coupons for candidates eyeing employment opportunities in the voice sector of the Business Process Outsourcing industry, and is in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
About 75 slots are still open for NOLITC's new course, medical transcription, and its initial batch is composed mostly of nursing graduates, registered nurses and those coming from allied medical courses, Orbecido said.
Those interested to avail of scholarship grants for the TWSP program may apply directly to NOLITC, located at the ground floor of the Paglaum Sports Complex in Bacolod City, or may call (034) 435-6092 for inquiries, the press release added.*
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Bago PNP awards poster
The winners of the poster-making contest held by the Bago City Police Station in Bago, Negros Occidental, were awarded recently, a press release from the police said.
They are students John Christian Moronio, 1st place, who won P500; Richard Tirado, 2nd, P350; and Jade Bustamante, 3rd, P250, with six others winning P100 as consolation prizes, in the event held at the Bagroy Elementary School in Brgy. Bagroy, Bago City, and participated by grades 4, 5 and 6, the press release also said.
The contest, on the theme “Ang Kaibigan Kung Pulis (My Policeman Friend)” aimed to showcase and discover the talents of the students, and highlighted the 112th Police Service Anniversary of the PNP.
The Bago police, led by its chief, Supt. David Cachumbo Jr., Insp. Wilfredo Benoman and Police Officers 2 Dante Balenario and Agustin Alicante, also held an anti-drugs symposium at the Ramon Torres Sagasa National High School and a forum in Barangay Mailum, where a peace covenant was signed between two feuding families, the press release added.*
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ERB hearings extended
Bacolod Election Officer Mavil Majarucon-Sia said yesterday that they concluded the Election Registration Board hearing yesterday, but the Commission on Elections has extended the hearing to Friday.
Majarucon-Sia said they decided to finish hearing all petitions for opposition yesterday because they will utilize the remaining two days to approve the applications of registrants who had no problem with them.
They gave the registrants a chance to be heard only until yesterday because it was clearly indicted in their summons that the ERB hearing will only be from August 12 to 14, she said.
Majarucon-Sia said the Bacolod COMELEC Office will utilize the two-day extension to process the applications of about 9,000 registrants for the Barangay and Sanguniang Kabataan elections, who have no problem.
The COMELEC has received 198 petitions for opposition and had recommended 71 registrants for disqualification, she said.
Majarucon-Sia said they may be able to release next week the cleansed list of new voters. If more protests will be filed, the petitioners can file them in Court, she added.*CGS
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